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THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REUNION
OLD SETTLERS o..-^^^
AUGUST 24th, 1904
OLD SETTLERS OF JOHNSON
AT THEIR THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAI. REUNION
AUGUST 24th, 1904
Early in the day the Members of the Old Settlers Associa-
tion of Johnson County began to gather at the Cabins on the
fair ground. The day was all that could be desired, clear and
bright. The attendance was large and was from all parts of the
county, it embraced many of the old timers and was one more
of the social gatherings that has no equal. At noon the tables
were spread and Frank lyuse having announced that the coffee
was ready, the company spent an hour in unpacking their
baskets and doing ample justice to the contents.
Atone o'clock the people were called to the speaker's stand
by the president, A. E. Swisher, who delivered a short address.
After prayer by Rev. Adam Schwimley,Hon. W. P. Hepburn was
introduced and delivered a very interesting address. Dr. S. N.
Fellows, and Judge S. H. Fairall gave short addresses, after
which the report of the Necrological Committee was read by Hon.
John Springer, and the letters from the absent ones were read by
Mathew Cavanagh, Esq. At the close of the literary exercises
the members proceeded to elect officers of the association for
the ensuing year. S. P. Fry of West lyucas was elected Presi-
dent and Dr. S.N. Fellows of Iowa City was elected First Vice-
President, and ly. W. Miller of Fremont township was elected
Second Vice-President; Henry Wieneke of Iowa City was elected
Treasurer and G. R. Irish of East I^ucas township was elected
The business over, the afternoon was spent in social chat of
old time incidents and thus closed one of the most pleasant
meetings of the association.
The address of Mr. Hepburn was extemporaneous and no
notes were taken. It should have had a place in the literature
of the society, but the best that can be done is to give a sketch
of it taken from the Daily Republican as follows :
Colonel W. P. Hepburn, of Clarinda, Iowa, a former resi-
dent of Johnson county, and for over twenty years one of the
foremost members of the American congress, was the principal
orator of the day. For more than an hour he delighted and
entertained his auditors to whom he spoke as an old friend and
former associate of interesting reminiscences. One could not
help gathering from his remarks that the early years and youth-
ful pranks of those who have since become great and powerful do
not differ materially from the deeds and doings of those whose
lives are passed in the humbler walks of life. He told of the
hardships and privations of pioneer life which he, in common
with the other early settlers of Johnson county, and Iowa had
endured, and thus gave us a glimpse of the sterling qualities of
which the pioneers of our state possessed. We point with
pride to the character and the lives of our revolutionary patriots
and justly so, the speaker said, but we must remember that the
builders of our state encountered as many adversities and achiev-
ed as many triumphs as did the builders of the nation and their
memory should be cherished as fondly and revered as long by
us, their descendants.
The speaker told of the prominent place Iowa has assumed
in the affairs of the nation, not only in sending soldiers to her
defense in the years of the civil strife, in numbers twice as great
as George Washington ever had under his command, but also
the influence in the statemanship of later years. When Iowa
was first admitted to the union her people were looked upon even
by such men as Senator Calhoun and Senator Ewing, as barbar-
ians and rascals to whom it seemed unwise to grant the priviliges
of self goverment, and yet from this so-called motley band of
vagabonds who were supposed to inhabit the state of Iowa has
come a line of soldiers and citizens unsurpassed in the history of
The speaker paid glowing tributes to the individuals who so
ably guided and directed our young state into the channels of
prosperity and justice, and referred especially to the brilliant ser-
vices of our lamented war governor, Samuel J. Kirkwood, and
the Hon. I^egrand Byington, a venerable resident of our own
county. Wealtli and corporations were then looked upon with
distrust and our business facilities were indeed primitive and
crude, and to Legrand Byington, is due the credit of
securing the passing of wise and efficient laws regarding corpor-
ate banking interests, which has placed our state and its finances
upon a stable basis.
Grave and serious problems now confront the nation of the
present day, but as the builders of our state and nation met
and overcame the difficulties which were presented to them, so
ought we their descendants to be masters of the present situa-
tion. It is easier to keep an edifice in repair and running order
than to have quarried the stone of which it is built and rear it
into the solid symmetrical whole it now is. Our ancestors
quarried the foundation stones of the Republic and built them
into a grand symmetrical government, and we, to whom this price-
less heritige has come, owe it to them to keep it clean and in ser-
For many years the old settlers and their descendants of
Johnson county have gathered annually to recall and to commem-
orate the trials and triumphs of our pioneers. Upon these many
occasions oratory and reminiscence have combined to make
vivid again the scenes and events of early days. Many of these
gatherings are recalled with reverence, but none will be remem-
bered longer or cherished more fondly than that of Wednesday,
when our few surviving pioneers and their many descendants
were given the opportunity of listening to the eloquence of one
who knew whereof he spoke, a native of our own county, and
who now occupies a place unsurpassed in the influence of dignity
by American statesman. As Colonel Hepburn wished us a happy
and prosperous future, so the citizens of Johnson county, one
and all, trust and hope that his years be many, and that his
influence for good may long be preserved to the nation.
GRiNNEiyiv, Iowa, July 28, 1904.
Gentlemen of the *'Old Settlers Association" of John-
Thank you for your kind rememberance. My thoughts often
turn to old Johnson, and the days of old — and the people whom
I love. There is Mr. Chas. Baker, M. Cavanagh and G. R.
Irish — May years be still theirs, their shadows never less and
peace and prosperity crown all their days, and may all the dear
friends of ye olden days fill their proper place in this grand-
world of ours, serving and being served, unto the end.
Aaron O. Price.
St. HKI.ENA, Cai.., August 17, 1904.
Mr. G. R. Irish,
Iowa City, Iowa.
Dear Sir: — Your kind invitation to father to attend the
'^Old Settlers Association of Johnson County" received and
found him in very feeble health. He regrets that he can not be
with you, and wants you to remember him to all his old friends.
And wishes me to send you a family group taken the morn-
ing after he and mother celebrated their 50th wedding anniver-
sary, that was seven years ago.
Of those living at the time one, the second boy George W.,
was killed about 3 years ago. Others living'
Father and mother are now both past 79 years.
Will you send him a paper giving the account of the meet-
Hoping your meeting will be a pleasant affair.
I am yours ,
B. A. Kettleweli*,
The youngest boy.
Iowa Fai^ls, Iowa, July 19, 1904.
G. R. Irish, Secretary,
Iowa City, Iowa.
Dear Sir — Have your card giving date of next meeting of
the O. S. Association of Johnson county, August 24th. Accept
thanks for yourself and committee. Cannot say positively that
I can be present. It would afford me great pleasure to do so, if
it be possible. If I can not be, I may be able to write some-
thing of interest for the occasion. About 54 years ago I first
saw Iowa City. Few remain of the old timers. Peter Hepburn
is one of them. Narcissa Mozier fnee Bradshaw) another.
Very kindly yours,
J. H. Carleton.
Iowa Fai^ls, Iowa, July 7, 1904.
Dp:ar Gill: — Your card at hand. Thanks for kind remem-
brance of your old friend. Handed card to J. H. You will hear
from him in regard to the matter. Told him if he could not
attend in person to write of his early days in Iowa City.
Endeavored to impress on his mind the importance of his
action in the matter. I told him it would be highly appreciated
by all of his old friends.
We are having a slight reminder of the infernal regions for
past three days, plenty of dew for crops. My best regards to all
of the family. Hoping all are well.
Yours of old,
Jefferson, Iowa, August 23, 1904.
President OIvD Setti^ers Association Johnson County,
My Dear Sir: — I had fully expected to attend the meeting
of the Old Settlers on the 24th instant, but I find on account of
old age and infirmity it will be out of my power to do so, much
to my disappointment. I have to submit.
Hoping that you may have a splendid time, and that you
will assure all my old time friends of my kind regards, etc.
I am as ever respectfully your friend,
D. A. Henderson.
San Jose, Cai.., August 21, 1904.
G. R. Irish.
And all the old settlers of Johnson County, Iowa. It is
nearly time for the Old Settlers to meet and how glad I would be
to meet with you once more. It is now fifty years since I came
to Johnson county, and met some of you and if there is any day
in the year that I would like to be in the county it is the Old
Settlers day, but it is about 2400 miles to go and it is no small
matter to travel so far, and as I am not young any more so I
must forego this pleasure. Hoping you may all have a good
time and all live to see another Old Settlers day.
I remain yours truly,
Oakland, Cai.., Augusts, 1904.
G. R. Irish of Committee.
Dear Sir: — Your card of invitation to the reunion and
picnic of the Old Settlers Association of Johnson County, Iowa,
duly received. I can assure you I feel highly honored and would
be pleased to accept the same and be present August 24th if I
could do so. I'd be delighted to renew old friendships. There
are no friends like the old friends of Auld L<ang Syne , and form
new ones also of their it might be grandchildren of those whom I
knew in the 40s, 50s or 60. There, I fear I am making- myself
out to be as old as — well the great grand parents !
But then my birthday cake in 1903 at Mrs. Webbs, most
brilliantly gave my age !
Dear J. Norwood, however, had grave doubts, and after
counting the candles, remarked that he had certainly known "our
Jennie" more years than that. Grandpa's name recalls the time
I became dentist for him. His teeth were so loose that they
waived back and forth in his mouth like weeds in a high wind.
Could not chew anything, and all his food had to be prepared in
a drinkable condition. He had a great dread of pain; could not
be induced to see a dentist. So I said to Aunt Jane — "Now I
am going to pull out those teeth. ' '
Preparing some linen thread I invited grandpa to a seat on
the porch, then told him what I iatended doing. He tried to
get away, but I proceeded to tie on the thread, and then asked
him to lay his head back on the chair. With closed eyes he did
so and the thread pulled taut the other way and lo ! there dang-
led the tooth, I told him to open his eyes. He had not realized
that the tooth was out and yet the perspiration was rolling down
his face in great drops. They all came out, but grandpa had to
take a siesta on the lounge. There were three Methodist minis-
ters being entertained there that week. All had great fun over
How much I will miss grandpa if I again visit in Iowa City.
I so much missed "Aunt Jane" in my last visit. She was a
dear, good mother to me when I boarded there.
I do retain in memory many faces and incidents of the
earlier days in the city but really I doubt my telling of them
being any edification to the Old Settlers gathered around the
I recall a school picnic of all the Public Schools held at
Rose Hill. Fine arrangements were made and all had a lovely
time. It was the year in which two or more of the "sisters" were
employed, and "F'ather Emmons" was the only preacher of the
crucified Christ that took interest enough in teachers and child-
ren to attend. The Bohemian band gave inspiring strains of
sweet melody, and anon they quaffed inspiring draughts of
sparkling lager from the keg. I recall much about the schools
and university, with the teachers. President Spencer, Totten,
Parvin and Leonard. The Normal — Prof. Wells, and Charles
Borland. The High School — Prof. Beales and Eliza Bivens.
Last, but not least to be considered, Dr. Reynolds. Can yet
see him marching back and forth with that much dreaded ruler
in his hand? Woe to the unlucky wight to whom it was tossed!
Mel Shearer with his lengthy essays on Salem and witchcraft in
general? Somehow there was no escape from knowing your
Mrs. Mary Dennis Howe and I called on Mrs. Eliza Bowen
Wells Cadwallader last May in San Francisco. We found her
abed, suffering fram a broken ankle of some time before.
The names of a vast throng come crowding to my mind but
alas! The faces will meet us no more this side of the covered
bridge" — the tomb. Tis a happy thought, they await us over
Very soon, Mr. Irish, you and I may be the only **01d Set-
tlers" yet awaiting the summons. Really, I do not see that I
can help you out in entertaining. Hope you will excuse my
inability to do so.
I send my kind regards to any old time acquaintances pre-
sent, and greatly wish they could make a visit to California.
With best wishes to yourself and all at Rose Hill.
Gold Creek, Elko, Co., Nevada, August 17, 1904.
To THE Committee of Invitation of the Old Settlers
Association of Johnson County, Iowa.
Gentlemen: — Your invitation to me to be present at the
meeting of your association on the 24th instant was duly receiv-
ed, and at the time it came to hand I had arranged to be with
you on that day. Since then, however, business matters here
have taken such a turn that my plans have been entirely changed
and I am of necessity compelled to forego the anticipated pleas-
ure of a meeting with the friends and neighbors of long ago.
The change wrought in the natural scenery of Johnson county
since the year 1836 can only be appreciated by the few assem-
bled at your reunion who were truly the first settlers of the
In that early time there was an abundance of timber, great
groves of majestic oaks, the growth of centuries were here, and
each grove with its fringe of hazel brush with the accompani-
ment of plum, crab apple, thorn and cherry trees. Then the
prairies covered by a dense and luxuriant grass and dotted over
with countless and beautiful flowers, their united fragrance filling
the air, constituted natures grand and beautiful flower gar-
The early settlers came to this beautiful and inviting land,
and gladly made their humble homes among its sheltering groves
and upon its delightful prairies.
From all that we know about them gathered as they were
from all parts of this great country and many from foreign lands,
they constituted a noble courageous band, full of brotherly love
and helpfulness for each other, with the courage and strength
to face and conquer the trials of home making in the western
wilderness. These men and women bravely took up the battle
of life at this early time when transportation for long distances
was managed by ox teams and horses over a wild country with
no roads except Indian trails or upon the streams in flat boats
propelled by oars, poles, or track lines along the shore. With
but few more tools than the axe and auger they constructed their
houses, fields were fenced and wooden mould board plows turn-
ed over the sod and soon were produced the necessities of life,
flax was planted, the few sheep furnished the wool and from
these two sources the mothers and daughters spun the thread
with which the family garments were made.
The face of nature presents at this time but few, very few
of the lovely features with which it welcomed the settlers of that
early day. In place of nature's great groves and wide spread
flower garden, we have fences, fields and towns, telegraph, tele-
phone and railroad lines, shops and stores upon the shelves of
the latter goods from every clime. The boys and young men no
longer grow strength and muscle by labor with the axe, plow
and pitchfork but seek for them in athletic games, thus all has
changed. The early settler has answered the last call one by
one until but few remain to sign the roll. It is well that we
should meet yearly and give honor to their memory for they led
and opened the way to all the advancement of civilization which
we see about us. Their labors gave character and strength to
their successors. The old settlers of Iowa securely laid the
foundations upon which rests the power and greatness of the
state. Chas. W. Irish.
LoMPOC, Cai.., JuIvY 26, 1904.
CoMMiTTEK Old SkttIvErs Association,
Iowa City, Iowa.
Gentlemen : — You have my thanks for the cordial invita-
tion extended to be present with you at your annual reunion the
24th of next month.
I am glad to say that I will plan to be with you, as I pro-
pose attending the St. Louis Exposition about that time. But
as Burns says the wisest plans of mice and men, etc., so don't
look for me until you see me coming.
The name of your old conservative city, Iowa City has a
peculiar fascination to me — a kind of a sacredness for the pre-
cincts of old Johnson county that I still love to remember. It
was there the ambitions of early manhood seized the reins to
drive the glittering chariot of untried possibilities through a busi-
ness career. It seems to be the birthplace of a longing to be-
come an entity in the world. Those early impressions were
stamped so indelibly upon the mind that to go over the same
ground and see again some of the land marks of the long ago
would afford me a pleasure for which my heart is yearning. If I
should not get there by some counter demand of late, please say
to the good people God bless them in their very laudable efforts
to keep up their annual reunions. Hoping that much good cheer
will prevail I am faithfully yours.
Miles K. Lewis.
P. S. Your communication was forwarded from Albany,
Or., to this place where I am temporarily living while visiting
my son. So address me here until further notice. Please send
printed report of reunion when published.
M. K. L.
DESCRIPTION OF A JOURNEY FROM VERMONT TO
IOWA IN 1838 BY H. H. WINCHESTER
Marlboro, Vt., January 27, 1839.
On the 5th day of September, 1838, at 5 o'clock A. M., I
left home for the West. My son took me as far as Bennington
(30 miles) ; from there I took the stage for Troy, where I arriv-
ed about sunset. I had some business here which I accomplished
that evening and the next morning took the stage for Schenect-
ady where I arrived just in time to take the cars for Utica. I
had never traveled on a railroad before. I was delighted with it.
The rapidity with which they whirled us along was truly exhili-
arating to one's spirits, who had a long journey before him. It
fairly annihilated space, and you only had to think where you
wished to go and you were there before you had time to realize
you were on your way. I arrived at Utica at 2 o'clock p. M. ;
took passage in a line boat just ready to start for Buffalo and in
a few minutes was on my way again, but a line boat is a very
different thing from a railcar. We had good accommodations
and agreeable company, but the movements were alittetoo tardy
for me. However I took it patiently and arrived at Buffalo in
the night of Monday following. I will just stop here to remark,
that for enterprise and business I yield the palm to the Empire
state over any other place I have seen. The scale of business
there is stupendous. One can hardly pass the length of the Erie
canal and persuade himself that what he sees is the work of little
puny man. It looks more like the effect of supernatural agency
and superhuman power. But to return to my narrative. At
half past ten on Tuesday morning I left Buffalo in a steamboat
for Cleveland. The day was fine and the sail most delightful.
Towards evening however, the lake became rough and through
the night there was considerable commotion of wind and waves.
So much so I found it difficult to walk on deck without holding
on to something. So I crawled into^my berth and concluded it
best to fall asleep and escape to land in a snooze of insensibility.
A traveling companion awoke me at day light with the pleasing
intiligence that we are in sight of Cleveland. The upper part of
the town is delightful and the society said to be excellent. Here
I took a boat on the Ohio canal which carried me to Circleville
where I arrived about noon on the Monday following being the
17th day of September and thirteenth day from home, and a
distance of something over 800 miles. From this place went to
see my sister who lives 28 miles west. Found her, also her hus-
band and son very low with a fever. Her husband died two
days after my arrival and her son died also the day following.
This was the most gloomy and distressing time I ever witness-
ed, still I was glad it was so ordained in Providence that I was
there. I staid with her two weeks, and had intended to have
gone from Ohio by water down the Ohio river and then up the
Mississippi, but the water was so low there was little or no nav-
igation, so I was obliged to buy me a horse and go by land.
Found a man who was going west on the same errand and being
well pleased with him for a traveling companion, on the 4th
of October we started. Found Mr. Nichols, (for that was his
name) a very agreeable companion and we enjoyed our journey
together very much. Traveled through Ohio, Indiana and Illi-
nois, passed through a rich country and many flourishing villages,
among which are Indianapolis, the Capitol of Indiana, and
Springfield which is to be the Capitol of Illinois after 1840.
Here I met some Vermont friends, stayed with them half a day
and then went on. The sixteenth day after we left Ohio
we arrived at one of Mr. N's brothers thirteen miles this side
of the Mississippi river. There we stayed two days; on the 22nd
of October we crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa Territory
at Burlington which is a smart little village and at present the
Seat of Government for the Territory. Here the Governor re-
sides (Robert lyucas, formerly Governor of Ohio), with whom
we had an interview, and from whom we received very kind and
obliging attentions, and such information as greatly facilitated
our travels in exploring the country. We left Burlington the
next day and after traveling several days in various directions,
we at length hit upon a spot about 50 miles north of Burlington,
12 west of the Mississippi, and 2 west of the Cedar River, sit-
uated on the southerly side of the Wapsanonock Creek, which
pleased us very much. Here we purchased together 960 acres
of land, about half timber and half prairie. Government price is
$1.25 per acre, and we had to pay the settlers who claimed it
about $450 so that the whole tract will cost $1650. There are
no improvements on it but we chose it in preference to many
situations we might have had with some improvements for the
same price. To this place we have agreed to remove as soon as
navigation opens in the Spring. On the 1st of November I started
for the Land Office at Dubuque which lies about 125 miles up
the Mississippi River from where we purchased. I went here to at-
tend the land sale and enter the land we had selected. Mr.
Nichols in the meantime went over into Illinois to attend to
some business for himself. We agreed to meet again at Burling-
ton as soon as we had each accomplished his object, and it so hap-
pened we both arrived there the same evening, November 14th. We
were now ready to start for home. It was now quite cold and the
next morning the ice was running thickly in the river rendering
it difficult to cross, so we concluded to wait for a more favorable
time. This time did not arrive until the 25th of November when we
crossed the river, (then about a mile wide) in a canoe and set our
faces towards home. After a fatigueing journey by stage, night
and day, (for we sold our horses towards our land) we arrived at my
sister's in Ohio the 5th of December. On the 8th of December I
went to Columbus , the Capitol of Ohio ; from there took the stage for
Wheeling, Va., then to Frederick, Maryland. I was now within
60 miles of Baltimore, where I arrived in the Rail cars the same
evening. Took the cars here for Philadelphia and arrived there
next morning. Then started for the City of New York a part
of the way by steam boat and the balance by rail road and ar-
rived about 2 P. M. At 7 next morning I took a steam boat for
New Haven, Ct. ; arrived at noon. From there 18 miles on the
rail road and 18 by stage brought me to Hartford at sun set.
At 9 that evening I took the telegraph line for Brattleford,
where I arrived next morning. From there I walked home (12
miles) with a light step and found my family well and you may
be sure there was mutual joy and gladness. I had been absent
3 months and 12 days and traveled, I suppose something more
than 3000 miles, and all the time enjoyed the most perfect health,
and uniformly received the respectful and kind attentions of all
with whom it was my fortune to sojourn. I think the Territory
of Iowa, all things considered, the most desirable place I have
seen. It is a beautiful rolling country, alternate prairie and tim-
ber, abounding with delightful streams of pure water, and the
whole extent of its eastern border washed by the great Missis-
sippi, affording facilities for transporting the productions of the
country to any part of the world. The climate of the country I
think is about right for northern people and must eventually be
a healthy country. Last winter the Territory contained 22,000
inhabitants. We are making all haste to be off as soon as your
Canal opens. We intend going all the way by water from Troy,
by the Erie canal, Lake Brie, the Ohio canal and Ohio and Mis-
sissippi Rivers, with tolerable good fortune we hope to go through
in four weeks at most. I have no particular anxiety to go there
on my own account, but for my children's benefit. I have no
doubt that a period of from 3 to 5 years will complete a regular
line of conveyance by steam boats and rail roads from the
Hudson River to the Mississippi. The work is all ready far ad-
vanced and when completed we can go from here to where we
expect to live, in probably 4 or 5 days. If we live, I have no
doubt we shall all come back at some time to see our native land.
But life is uncertain, and it is hardly probable we shall live to
return. F^or my own part I hardly expect it for time, the in-
sidious agent which is bringing our children on the stage so fast
is shoving me off with the same rapidity. I am already getting
to be an old man, shall be 43 the 25th of February. So we all
in our turn experience what inspiration declares to be true, that
'*Onc generation passeth away, and another cometh."
THE PAST YEAR'S DEATH ROLL
Since the last meeting of this Johnson County Old Settlers'
Association not a few of those who were its founders and have
been through the past years its steadfast supporters and active
workers, have entered into their final reward. The material
from which this report of their names, with now and then an in-
cidental mention of their services, is compiled, are of very frag-
mentary description, in many cases uncertain, yet taking them
as they are at hand, we find that during the past year there have
died thirteen of the pioneers of this county — four men and nine
women — who are indeed well entitled to the somewhat readily
accorded distinction of "pioneers," for they were the Argonauts
who came to this county sixty-eight years ago — who voyaged
from the "East" in the then familiar "prairie schooner."
Two of these, Mrs. George Schell and Albert Murray (latter
born here in 1842) had removed to distant states and were in a
sense pioneers in strange and almost new lands; one, Mrs. Ayl-
worth, entered into her rest in a neighboring city; another, Mrs.
Conlon, within sight of the country which she had so long made
her home ; and the remaining nine saw with vision darkening
here but brightening as the life everlasting opened before them,
the transformed scenes whose natural beauty had appealed to
them in the health and glow of the spring time of life over three
score years before. High as were the hopes and aspirations
they had brought with them across the great river ; fond as may
have been the forecastings they made of this beautiful land's
future greatness, who can doubt that they lived to see each
imagining more than fulfilled, each expectation surpassed, and
that they recognized in the impossibilities of 1840 the common-
places of every day life in 1903.
The report of the Necrological committee was read by John
Springer as follows :
James Walker had lived in this county almost sixty-seven
years. He was one of the half dozen high-hearted, courageous
young men who came here from Ohio and Indiana in May, 1837,
before there was a name for this county, before there were
county lines, cities or political divisions, when there scarce
were laws, for indeed none were needed. It appears almost
strange that in strength and vigor he should have been spared
through so many years, and should be the last of that gallant
band of pioneers to answer the final summons. He had no
doubt voted for Martin Van Buren or William Henry Harrison,
in his Ohio home in the fall of 1836, and in making his new home
in the valley that lay on the very verge of the western boundary
of the territory of Wisconsin he was to be a force of an imperial
state then unborn. He was the last survivor of the first pioneer
settlers of Johnson County.
In 1839 came Mrs. Kirkpatrick, and in 1840, the year in
which was laid the foundation of the state's first capitol building,
Joseph Alt, Mrs Mary Morse and Mrs. Barbaria Hotz — the first
two traversing the praries from Ohio, and other crossing the wide
ocean in slow sailing vessel and making the long, tiresome trip
up the Mississippi river from New Orleans — here to find homes
on the fertile plains of a new land.
Mrs. Reppert and Charles Gaymon coming in 1841, like the
others filled large and honored places in the work of building
county and state. The latter was indeed a master workman,
and in the old state capitol building, as in many of the homes
of this city, are to be found examples of his workmanship that
shall be letained as tokens of the time when Iowa was young
and as mementoes of the men who guided the w^ay on which the
new state moved to its greatness. He will long hold an honor-
ed place in the memories of the members of this association in
which he was so conspicuous and faithful as a worker.
In 1842, still more than sixty-two years ago, came Mrs.
Tillotson, then a young woman of twenty, and Mrs. Stillwell a
girl of twelve years accompanying her parents. They are known
and their memories loved among the pioneers, the few who re-
main of those who were their associates in far off times ; and not
less are they revered and cherished by the descendants of the
first settlers and by those of latteryears, who received from them
untarnished the faith of the fathers.
In honoring the lives and memories of these worthy pioneers
this association does but garland the monuments of its forebears
and its nurturers, and we do owe it to oursleves to render unto
them the full meed of praise of their upright and meritorious lives
by which we are indeed enriched.
Others there are, who came in later years, who have aided
in the excellent work begun and carried forward by those who
had crowned with labor and sacrifice the subduing of primeval
nature on the prairies of Iowa. These later comers are suggest-
ed in such names as J. Norwood Clark, M. T. Close, Louis R.
Wolfe, Charles and George W. Lewis and A. C. Hinman, men
who have filled well the large places to which they were called.
They were known and honored in this society, and the tribute
of affectionate regard which we pay to their lives and memories
loses no lustre because that they came a few years later than
those who in a measure were the discoverers of Iowa. They
were men of business rather than of pioneer instincts, yet none the
less they were steadfast in working grandly in one interest of
state building that was the interest of all.
THE NECROIvOGICAIv REPORT.
In this report the figures following the names give the age
of the deceased, and where no place of residence is given, Iowa
City will be understood.
18. John Fitzgerald, 62 years; Oxford. Came to Tiffin,
1874. Died in Iowa county.
21. George W. Hand, former recorder of Johnson county
and a veteran soldier. Died at Stuttgart, Ark.
22. Mary A. Morse, 86 years. Came to the county about
1840, The town of Morse was named for her husband, who
was one of the first settlers of that locality.
29. Mrs. Maria Boys, lo years. Clear Creek township.
Came to the county from Ireland in 1857.
31. Mrs. Margaret Burke, 67 years. Came to the county
about 40 years ago.
1. Mrs. Josephine lycnicky, 60 years. Monroe. Came
to county about 1860.
2. Mrs. Joseph Briza, 68, Big Grove. Came from Bo-
2. John M. Grady, 63. Came to Iowa City in 1854.
3. F. W. Burger, 66. Came from Germany, 1852.
3. Miss Kittie Hess. Born in Iowa City.
7. Mrs. Martha Kirkpatrick, 87. Came to county in 1839,
and was one among the early settlers of Fremont township, as
well as one among the earliest of the county.
7. Rev. S. W. Heald, 61. lyong a resident of this city.
Died at Osage.
14. M. T. Close, 74. Came from New York, 1854- He
was for many years prominent in business and manufacturing in
the city and county. He was the first ice dealer in the city; in
1856 he began the manufacture of candles as a commercial enter-
prise; in 1858 started the first soap factory in the state; in 1861
was begun the oil mill which for so many years was the leading
manufacturing enterprise of the city ; and in 1866 he opened the
paper mill at Coralville where he made the first printing paper
manufactured in the state. He was several times a member of
the city council and of the school board, and always took a deep
interest in the reunions of this association.
16. Louis R. Wolfe, 78. Came to the county in 1854 from
Ohio, and first located in "North Bend,^' afterwards re-
moving to Oxford and becoming a leader in the progress of that
town. Died in Seldon, Kans. He was for a number of terms a
member of the county board of supervisors, and was twice in the
Iowa Legislature. He was a Veteran of the war, having served
as capain in the Sixth Iowa Cavalry.
17. Mrs. Conlon, 93. Came from Ireland, 1841. Died at
18. Benjaman Heeps, 83. Came from England about
23. W. J. Silbernagel, 77. Emigrated from Austria, 1867,
to Iowa City.
23. Frederick Horwald, 73. Big Grove. From Switzer-
land, about 1859.
23. H. S. Albright, 77. Lone Tree.
27. Mrs. Anna Tudor, 70 West Lucas.
27. John Moore, 70. Lived here 1848 to 1875. Died in
27. Levi Jones, 23. Oxford. Born in the County.
28. A. J. Lary, 36. Died at Marion, Iowa.
28. I. P. Kimball, 90. Lived here in early days. A vet-
eran of the Mexican and Civil war. Died in the National Sold-
iers' Home, at Leavenworth, Kansas,
1. Charles Lewis, 71. Came to Iowa City, 1862, and
was for many years prominent as a merchant and grain dealer.
Member of the school board, city council and mayor of the city.
Lived a few years in Wyoming and was a member of the legis-
lature of that state.
3. Mrs. John Whitsel, 57. Died in Cedar Rapids.
3. Miss Mary Pairzek, 22. Born in the city.
10. F. Larkin, 80. Came to Johnson county in 1856.
JO. John F. Locy, 80. Tiffin. Came to the county in
21. Mrs. Sadie F. Luse, 64. Was for many years a resi-
dent of this city, only lately removing to Des Moines, where
27. Mrs. Samuel Green, 54. North lyiberty.
28. Mrs. John Snavely, 69. North Liberty. Came to the
county in 1858.
29. Mark Clair, 38. Born in Johnson county.
29. Jos. T. Shepherd, 67. I^ived here 1855 to 1885.
Died at Kansas City.
30. Joseph Ryan, born in Maine.
31. Mrs. Julia A. Marshal, 83. Came to Scott township
in 1857. Died at Hartles, Iowa.
6. Tudor Reese, 42. Born in this county.
7. Wm. Smith, 35.
7. Mrs. lyouis L,. Englert, 34. Born in the county.
9. Miss Kllen Donovan, 34, Born in Johnson county.
10. Val Miller, 68. Came to this city from Germany, 1855.
Was miller for E. Clark and Governor Kirkwood for several years,
and later owner of the Coral ville Mills.
11. Mrs. Anton Slaby, 73. Big Grove. Came from Mo-
14. Mrs. William H. Bailey, 40. She was founder of the
hcildren's ward in the state university hospital and a leader in
18. Julius C. Elliot, 57. From Pensylvania, 1867.
19. Miss Sarah F. lyoughridge, 60. For a longtime teach-
er of lyatin in the state university.
20. John Consadine, 71. Came here about 1850.
21. A. B. Travis, 83. Oxford. Came to the county
22. Mrs. Katherine Heinlay, 85. From Pensylvania, 1856.
24. S. Jones Switzer, 71. Came to the county in 1856.
Died in Denton, Texas. A soldier from this county in the Civil
24. Matthias Spreng, 51.
28. Richard Barry, 65. Oxford.
29. Z. M. Griswold, 82. Came to the county about 1855
and was for many years a familiar figure at these reunions.
30. Edward F. Patterson, 24. Born fn Iowa City.
30. Mrs. Mary Tillotson, 82. Came to this city in 1842.
30. Thomas Cannon.
2. Cyrus Sargent, 88. Lived in Cedar Township from
1854 to 1903. Died at Pleasant Hill, Mo.
3. W. H. Hunter, 59. Came to Johnson county, 1862.
3. Michael Kelly, 59. Lived here since 1873.
9. Miss Bliza Seabury, 87. Came here from Maine, 1876.
11. Miss Lena Fellows, born in this state.
13. J, P. Von Stein, 84. Located in Penn township, 1855,
later removing to Iowa City.
16. George W. Wagner, 44. Born in the county. Was
represenative from this county in the Iowa legislature.
19. J. P. Hassler, North Liberty.
19. Mrs. Maria Crumraey Borland. Died at Washington,
D. C, aged 77 years.
22. Mrs. Jane Miller, 32. Born in Iowa City.
23. Claud Faust. Born in city. Died in Arizona.
23. Mrs. Jennie Daniels Doherty, 46. Born in this city.
24. James Brady, 73.
24. Mrs. Ulrich Niffennegger, 80. Sharon township.
24. Harvey Cupp, 35. Liberty township. Born in the
25. Mrs. Elizabeth A Still well, 75. Came to this city as a
child with her parents in 1842. Was identified with this associ-
ation of old settlers from its organization.
25. James S. Wilson, 64. Pleasant Valley. Settled here
in 1850. Veteran of the Civil war.
26. Mrs. Mary Craig, 81. Came to this county in 1855.
26. Mrs. William Werba, 62. Monroe township. Came
26. Mrs. Katherine Fiala, 68. Solon. Came to Big Grove
1. Mrs. Augusta Leuz, 71. Came to Iowa City in 1858.
1. Mrs. William Morris, 61. Union township.
2. Mrs. E. E. House worth, 64. Resided in Iowa City
44 years. Died at Cedar Rapids.
2. Timothy O'Leary, 57. Lincoln township. Located
in the county about 1850.
2. Harry E. Williams, 29. Solon. Born in Cedar town-
6. George Madden, 70. Tiffin. Located here in 1854.
He was the contractor for most of the work on the old Court
House, which was erected in 1857.
6. Mrs. Eva Kost, 80. West lyucas. Came to Johnson
6, Miss Lilian Pinney, 29. Born in the county.
7. Mrs. John Mellecker, 70. lyiberty township. Came
to county in 1856, and settled on the farm where her death took
11. Mrs. Stella Sprague, 82.
12. Matthias Plevka, 87. Came to the city in 1867.
13. Mrs. Anna Cambridge, 33. Newport township. Born
in the county.
15. Jacob Girtler. Came to the city about 1858.
19. Frederick Fellman, 70. Came to Iowa 1858. Veter-
an of Civil War.
19. Mrs. Roxalena Nipher, 84. Was long time a resident
of this city. Died in St. Louis.
22. Peter Cole, 69. Union township. Settled in the
county about 1850.
22. Mrs. Robert Hiland, 49. Born in the county.
23. J. K. Hemphill, 80. West Lucas. Came from New
York 1845. Made the overland trip to California in 1850, return-
ing here in 1853.
24. Miss Estelava Wilson, 50. Born in the county.
24. George Rickstine, 83. Settled in the city about 1860.
25. Dr. John W. Harriman, 39. Born in Iowa. Came to
the city 1889, and was a student in the medical department of
the State University. After graduation filled many important
positions in that institution and at the time of his death was pro-
fessor of anatomy. Surgeon of Fiftieth Iowa Infantry in war
27. Joseph A. Alt, 87. North Liberty. Located in Penn
township in 1840 (having come to the state one year earlier)
and received patent from the government for the land on which
the remainder of his life passed. He was the oldest resident of
29. John G. Buler, 84. Came to Iowa from Germany in
31. Mrs. John Sunier, 33. Born in the county.
^ 5. Mrs. Joseph Alt, 78. North Liberty. Came to this
county with her parents in 1846. She survived her husband (to
whom she was married in 1848) only nine days.
6. Michael Zimmerman, 79. East Lucas. Removed from
Ohio to Iowa City in 1855.
7. Mrs. Henry Herschberger, 65. Sharon township.
9. Mrs. Mary Goodrich. 81.
10. Mrs. Frank Selbicky, 27. Born in the county.
10. Miss Edith SterUng, 26. Born in Iowa City.
11. Joseph Cerny, 65. Came from Bohemia in 1855. Was
county recorder several years and at his death held the office of
II. Daniel Strahle, 76. Come here in i860. Veteran of
the Civil War.
13. D. C. Sullivan, 35. Born in county. Died in Cedar
13. Mrs. Emehne Canot, 72. Lived in this county many
years. Died in Chicago.
13. Mrs. Catherine Auchschwart, 81. Came to the county
14. Charles A. Koser, 4. Coralville. Came from Pennsyl-
17. Mrs. Joseph Benda, 62. Came to the city in 1865.
17. J. Norwood Clark, 90. Came to this city from Cincin-
nati in 1853, and was long and widely known as the proprietor of
the "Old Curiosity Shop." He was the third marshal of the city
(1855) ^ clerk of the election the same year, and thereafter
either as judge or clerk, assisted at almost every election until
1898. At the time of his death he was the oldest in years of
membership of all the members of the great order of Odd Fellows
in America, having been initiated in Baltimore in 1837. He filled
many and high places in that order, having been grand master and
grand representative in Iowa, and for over thirty years he attend-
ed the sessions of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of America, and in
so doing he visited almost every section of the United States and
Eastern Canada. He was for many j^ears prominent in the Ma-
sonic order and in the Knights of Pythias. As a citizen he held
many places in local affairs, marshal, assessor, township trustee
and township clerk for ten successive years. He was also an act-
ive and honored member of this society and present at every re-
union if in the city at the time.
20. J. C. Grimm, 79.
23. 1. A. Wetherby, 84. Came to the city in 1858, and for*
many years was the leadiug daguerreotype artist and photo-
grapher. Died at Quesimo, Kansas.
24. Mrs. Michael Houser, 71.
28. Miss Josephine Dalscheid. Born in the city.
29. Mrs. Peter Rogers, 68. Came to Johnson county in
29. W. B. Fackler. 74. Big Grove. Came from Wis-
consin in 1863.
I. Charles Gaymon, 80. Came to Iowa City in 184 1 from
Pennsylvania. He was the first cabinet maker to locate in the
city, and for a time had his shop located at a little water power on
Ralston creek, formed by putting in a dam near where it is crossed
by Harrison street. Much of the furniture for the old state capitol
building was made by him, and some of it yet remains in this city
to prove the excellence of his workmanship. He was an active
and honored member of this association, and took much interest in
the erection of the log cabins now on the ground.
7. Mrs. Jane Breese, 71. Union township. Came 1852.
7. J. Kutcher, 83.
8. Mrs. Anna Tellin, 84. Liberty. Came here in 1870.
9. Dr. 1. P. Wilson, 68. Resided here for many years and
was one of the founders of the state university dental department.
10. George W. Lewis, 62. Located in this city 1862, and
W9S for more than forty years prominently identified with its busi-
ness interests. He was president of the Citizens' Savings and
Trust Company Bank at the time of his death. Veteran of the
war, serving in a New York regiment.
12. Mrs. Newby Bogue, 66. Graham township.
12. Mrs Mary Reppert, 77. Fremont. Came with her
parents in 1841, and lived all her life on the farm her father, Mr.
Welch, entered as his home.
14. Mrs. Laura Pate, 86. Union township. Came in 1866.
18. Mrs. Barbara Hotz, 83. Emigrated from Germany,
coming to New Orleans and then to St. Louis in 1839
Iowa City in 1840. She was the last surviving member of the
original congregation which was organized the year she came to
18. D. H. Saxton, 63. Oxford. Came here in 1853.
18. Mrs. Bridget Bradley, 79.
21. Isaac Payn, 59. Born in this county, removed to Cedar
Rapids in 1881 and died there. Veteran of the Civil War.
23. Mrs. Mary C. Schell. Came to the county with her
parents in 1838, they locating in Pleasant Valley, where she mar-
ried and lived until 1879. at Lawrence, Kansas.
24. Mrs. Ross Jacobs, 65. Emigrated from Germany, 1858.
31. Miss Emma Holubar, 26. Born in the city.
31. Mrs. Helena B. Aylworth, 65. Came to the city, 1840.
Died in Muscatine.
31. Albert F. Murray, born in this city in 1842. Left here
in 1886, and located in Alabama, where he died.
I. Mrs. Jane Graham, 84. Came from Ohio in 1849.
4. Patrick Healey, 56. Cosgrove. Came to the county
6. Mrs. Richard Barry, Oxford.
6. Mrs. Mary Fieldman. Washington township.
7. Mrs. Kate Verchoticky, 85, Came to the county in
7. Mrs. Henry B. Schultz, 59. Came from Pensylvania in
9. A. C. Hinman, 81. Located in Newport township about
1855, and is said to have been the first farmer in the county to en-
gage in sheep raising, having brought a flock from his old home in
New York. In later years he removed to Iowa City and engaged
II. James Walker, 90. Fremont township. According to
the printed record he was one of the real pioneers of this county,
one among those who came to Johnson county that was to be and
made a claim of lands as yet unsurveyed and not open to entry by
settlers in the spring of 1837. The land taken by these first half
dozen settlers of that spring was in Pleasant Valley township near
the Iowa river. His associates had long before him passed to their
reward and in the death of this venerable pioneer the last link that
united this rich and flourishing locality to its first settlers is broken.
It is said that the first death in the county was at his cabin, being a
young man employed by his brother and himself. Mr. Walker
some years since disposed of his Pleasant Valley property and re-
moved to Fremont.
13. Peter Frantz, 70. Hills.
13. Warren Ives, 80. Oxford. From Connecticut, 1863.
16. Mrs. Drusilla Beal,Jj77. Came here in 1849.
19. Mrs. Mary Meiner, 52.
19. Noah elites, 76. Came about 1851.
16. Mrs. Lee Coover, 36. Born in the city.
21. Mrs. David Zerfing, 65. Cosgrove.
21. Mrs. Joseph Casper, 72. From Switzerland, 1845.
22. Mrs. Hannah Hendershot.
24. Nicholas Jacobs, 83. Morse. Came to the county, 1845.
24. Mrs. Barbara Getroehrer, 84.
25. John Miller, 53. Solon. Born in Johnson county.
25. Mrs. R. S. Finkbine, 73. Came here about 1856.
Died in Des Moines.
27. John J. Beckman, 58. Lived here 1850 to 1876. Died
28. John J. Cerny, 58. Came from Bohemia, 1855.
28. Richard McComas, Lone Tree. Born in the county.
30. Henry Hertz, 80. Solon. Came in 1857, and located
on the farm where the rest of his life was passed,
30. James Havlik, 30. Born in the city. County recorder
at the time of his death. Served in Spanish-American war on
battleship Oregon, being one of the crew at the time of the famous
trip from the Pacific coast to the West Indies.
4. John Madden, 74. From Pensylvania, 1854.
5. Mrs. J. E. Roberts, 87. Sharon township. Came to
the county, 1865.
6. John Ackett, 70.
8. Thomas Dooley, 88. Located in Iowa City 1855.
8. John Ryan, 54. Born in Vermont. Died at Cedar Falls.
10. Mrs. Anna McComas, Lone Tree, aged 80. Came to
the county in 1865.
12. Mrs. A. J. Bond. Long resided in Clear Creek. Died
at Lakefield, Minnesota.
16. Levi Troyer. Sharon township,
18. Charles Hevren. Died at Springfield, Missouri.
20. Washington Prather, 72. Came to the city about 1854.
20. John Butterbaugh. Lived here 1853 to 1882. Died at
28. Michael Houser, 74. Came to the city in 1870.
31. James J. F. Sheets, 50.
31. Mrs. Mary A. Owen. Came to Penn township from
Pensylvania in 1852 and removed to Cedar Rapids about 1900.
31. Mrs. Stephen Yoder, Sharon township.
2. John Shalla, 56. Came to county 1864. A veteran of
the Civil War.
7- Adam Borschel, 73. Graham township. Came to
county 1853. Veteran of War.
7. Mrs. Michael Donavan, 35. Cedar township. Born in
8. Mrs. Sarah Rowlen, 62.
8. Charles Boye. Came to Iowa City at an early date and
was for some years in partnership with Wm. Crum in printing
business and later with N. H. Brainerd in the Republican office.
10. Tobias Elias, 79. Monroe township.
14. Philip Miller, 90, Solon.
16. Thomas Crowley, 66. Came to the county in 1850.
18. Patrick Brady, 86. Came to the county in 1850.
23. A. H. Graham, 71. Came with his father (for whom
Graham township was named) in 1850, the family being the sec-^
ond to locate in that sect'on. Died in Chicago.
23. Patrick Wade, 74. Came about 1856. Died at Port-
24. Frank Chastek,40. Monroe township.
25. James B. Strang, 81. Jefferson township. Came from
New York, 1865. Was member of the board of supervisors for
27. William Clair, 78, Pleasant Valley. Came to the
county in 1855.
2. William Shircliff, 70. Solon. Came to Johnson county
about 1847, went to California 1849 returned 1853.
3. John Cellman, 80. Oxford. Came from Ge^^many about
5. Mrs. Perry D. Turner, an early resident of this city, died
at Topeka, Kansas.
6. Mrs. Anna McDermott, 60,
10. Mrs. Phila Watson, for many years resident of county,
died at Portland, Oregon.
10. Mrs. Anna Rotcnburg, 26. Solon. Born in this
12. George Swartzendruber, 80. Washington township.
Was one of the first of the Amish church to settle in this county.
12. Mrs. Anna M. Beattie, 88.
13. Harlan D. Williams, 26. Born in Iowa City, died in
15. James Doyle, 80. Union township. Came to the
county about 1869.
15. Mrs. John B. Lee, 84. Came to this city, 1853, removed
to Muscatine, 1873, where she lived until her death.
21. Frank J. Schneider, 46. Born in Iowa City.
21. Lawrence Bayer, 76. Sharon. Came to the county,
21. Patrick Gallagher, 75. Scott township. Came to Iowa
26. Mrs. Rebecca Brant, 88. Penn township.
31. Ewing Davis, one of the early settlers of the county and
for a long time a resident here. Died at Kewanee, 111.
3. James Cambridge, Newport. Veteran of 7th Iowa Cav-
4. Elizabeth Kohl, 80. Came to the county in 1840.
9. Mrs. Juliet Dove, 57. Came to Iowa in 1867.
II. Miss Jennie Bell, 37. Born in the city.
II. Matthew Casey, 26. Born in the county. Died at Los
Mrs. Henry Karns, 53. West Lucas.
16. Joseph Bihlmeier, 82. Came from Germany, 1855.
17. August Isense, 90. Came from Germany, 1855. One
of the early business men in the city, and held a number of local
John Springer, Com.
PARTIAL LIST OF OLD TIMERS PRESENT
Adauis, J. M. Bowman, Ella
Adams, John L. Beuter, A. W.
Adams, Mrs. John L. Brown, Alonzo
Adams, John E. Borts, David
Adams, Miss Lillie Borts, Miss Ella
Adams, Mrs. Henrietta Borts, Edna
Abrams, Mrs Henry Burge, Dr. A. J.
Abrams, Miss Anna Burge, Mrs. A. J.
Ayers, F. E. Bale, Geo.
Alder, Ira J. Byington, Otto
Allen, L. A. Albright, A. Bradford, Geo.
Alderman, P. A. Bradford, Mrs. Geo.
Andrews, Mrs. William Borchel, Mrs. Hannah
Borland, Mrs. John Balluff, Edward
Borland, Geo. Burk, John
Buchanan, W. A. Burk, Mrs. John
Bowman, Martha A. Bradley, Mrs. Abner
Byington, Mrs. LeGrand
Boyce, Mr. N. H.
Currier, A. N.
Cropley, Mrs. Sarah P.
Corlett, J. K.
Clifford, C. E.
Cook, M. W.
Coldren, J. N.
Cannon, W. D.
Cotter, W. H,
Coast, W. P.
Colony, J. D.
Dennis, Mrs. Isaac
Davis, T. D.
Danner, F. M.
Dixon, E. M.
Dalton, Mrs. William
Douglas, Mrs. Larimer
Elliot, Mrs. L. A.
P2vans, Mrs. Walter
P>ggenberg, Mrs. John
Fellows, S. N.
F'urbish, Mrs. Isaac
Fowle, Mrs. J.
Foster, W. E. C.
Foster, Mrs. W. E, C.
Fry, S. P.
Fry, Mrs. S. P.
PY'lkner, Mrs. William
Fairall, S. H.
Fackler, J. W.
Fountain, F. C.
Graham, J. W.
Graham, Mrs. Hattie
Graham, Miss Effie
Griffith, Mrs. Carrie
Hohenschuh, Mrs. Theresa
Hill, W. H. J. W.
Huffman, A. P.
Hummer, Mrs. Geo.
Hemsted, F. W.
Hoxie, Mrs. V. R.
Hunter, Mrs. Sam
Hershire, Mrs. Adeline
Hall, G. R.
Howell, R. P.
Howell, Mrs. R. P.
Hughes, J. P.
Hess, S. J.
Hope, Miss Annie
Hope, Mrs. Enoch
Hill, Mrs. Julius
Hill, Miss Nettie
Hill, O. C.
Heinsius, Charles W.
Hart, A. W.
Huffman, J. M.
Hastings, D. H.
Hunter, Esther, E.
Irish. G. R.
Irish, Mrs. G. R.
Irish, Jane, T.
Irish, Miss Elizabeth
Irish, Mrs. C. W.
Jewet, Mrs. Lois
Jaynes, John E.
Jones, J. T.
Johnson, Dr. Leora
Johnson, Miss Ellla
Kirkwood, Mrs. Jane
Kean, R. A.
Kean, Mrs. R. A.
Kettelwell, W. A.
Kettlewell, Mrs. W. A.
Kloos, Mrs. Jacob
Koontz, Mrs. Geo.
Lee, John B.
Lee, Miss Margaret
Lindlesy, F, D.
Lewis. F. L.
Lucas, C. A.
Lucas, Mrs. Phebe
Morton, Mrs. Henry
Marner, J. G.
Miller, M. H.
Moor, C. G.
Moor, E. B.
Moore, Mrs. E. B.
Moor, Mrs. Bruce
Miller, Mrs. Albert
Metzger, J. J.
Metzger, Mrs. J. J.
Morrison, Mrs. Annie
McKray, John W.
McKray, Miss Lydia
Owen, Capt. Benjamin and wife
Owen, Mrs. Ezra
Parrott, F. A.
Parrott, Mrs. F. A.
Poland, Mrs. James
Preston, Miss Ella
Pratt, Mrs. William
Rate, Mrs. E. F.
Robbins, Mrs. M. J.
Robinson, James T.
Robinson, C. E.
Robertson, B. W.
Rennholtz, John A.
Rennholtz, Mrs. John A.
Riley, Mrs. C. M.
Rossler, Mrs. George
Rossler, A. A.
Ritenmeyer, F. X.
Ritenmeyer, Mrs. F. X.
Richardson, Mrs. Amos
Reed, Mrs. Iowa
Rundel, Leroy and wife
Springer, Mrs. John
Sunier, Mrs. Steve
Struble, John T.
Struble, Mrs. John T.
Schwimley, Rev. Adam
Stevenson, John A.
Schell, John P.
Stewart, W. H.
Schrader Dr. J. C.
Scale, N. W.
Swisher, A. E.
Stiles, Asa D.
Stiles Mrs, Elvina
Stravvbridge, J. K.
Severs. Henry K.
Stratton, Miss Maude
Stratton, F. A.
Stratton, Mrs. F. A.
Townsend, E. R.
T. W. Townsend
Tarbox, Thesba Mrs.
Tucker, Mrs. James
Wieneke, Mrs. Henry
Westenhaver, F. A.
Wolf, M. K.
Whistler, Mrs. Mary H.
Wescott, Mrs, Emory
Wescott, Miss Kate
Westcott, Miss Emor
Westcott, Miss Jane
Whitaker, E. P.
Yarbrough, Mrs. S.